Forensic Criminalistic Analysis

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FCA 505S Physical Aspects of Forensic Science 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to present students with a snapshot of each of the criminalistics disciplines and how they interrelate with each other and with the criminal system. The student will learn the structire of the crime laboratory and how it interrelates to both the criminal investigatio nand the criminal justice system. Proper investigative techniques and scientific protocols are presented and examined.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FCA 506S Medico-legal Death Investigation 2.0 Credits

Students will learn the history of pathology as well as the principles of manner, mode and cause of death from a medical standpoint. Postmortem changes after death, along with death from blunt force injury, sharp force injury, asphyxia, gunshot injury and traffic crash injuries will also be studied. Case studies will be presented and discussed to illustrate the lectures in this course.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FCA 507S Gross Human Skeleton I 1.0 Credit

This course provides students with an in-depth familiarity with the gross human skeleton – its bones, their features, and how it develops. Through numerous laboratory exercises, students will be able to handle skeletal material in order to become proficient in the identification of human skeletal remains and differentiate them from those of non-human animals for application. This course focuses on the skull and dentition, whereas FCA-508 focuses on the post-cranial skeleton.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FCA 508S Gross Human Skeleton II 3.0 Credits

Gross human skeleton is a study of the human skeletal system: its bones, their major parts and features, and development. Through lecture and hands-on laboratory examinations of human osteological material, students learn to identify the bones of the body quickly and be able to easily discriminate between human and non-human skeletal remains whether adult or immature. This course is a direct continuation of FCA-507 (Gross Human Skelton I), and deals with the post-cranial portion of the skeleton.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FCA 507S [Min Grade: C] or MFSP 581S [Min Grade: C]

FCA 510S Gross Human Skeletal Biology 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of human skeletal biology. Students will use the biocultural perspective to study the biology, evolution and variation of the human skeleton and place it in anthropological context by examining the interaction between biology, behavior, and the natural environment. By the end of the semester, students will be proficient in the identification, reconstruction, examination, and analysis of complete and fragmentary human skeletal remains, including conducting a description and inventory of the human skeleton, creating a biological profile of the human skeleton, recognizing taphonomic effects on human skeletal remains, and recognize and describe evidence of pathology, trauma, and anomalies in the human skeleton.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FCA T580S Special Topics in Forensic Criminalistic Analysis 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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